Was that the Holy Spirit or Satan I heard?
Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Revelation 12:10
The devil is the accuser of the brethren. He's always pointing his finger at us before God. Not only that, he will accuse you at the judgment bar of your own conscience. You’ll be a miserable Christian if you don’t learn the difference between Holy Spirit conviction and satanic accusation.
Here’s the difference. Have you ever just felt kind of guilty overall, but didn't know why? You felt like you needed to come to God and confess something, but you weren’t sure what. That overall feeling is not the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit convicts you of sin, He won’t make you “sort of feel bad all over.” He’ll put His finger right on the sore spot and push, saying, “You told a lie,” or “You exaggerated the truth,” or “You were selfish,” “You were filled with pride,” “You disobeyed Me,” or “You've been missing your quiet time.” He will convict you specifically and legitimately.
Now, the devil may sometimes accuse you of a specific sin you’ve already been forgiven for! But he’s fighting a losing battle. If you put your sin under the blood of Jesus Christ and it comes up again, it’s not God bringing it up.
Are you under conviction or accusation today about an unconfessed sin? Read Revelation 12:9-11. Claim the powerful blood of Jesus to cover your sin. Repent and receive His forgiveness.
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